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 Last updated: 18.05.2022​
 Economic and Financial Data For Malta
​The data shown in this page correspond to the data described on the International Monetary Fund's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB). For a full explanation of the DSBB and the statistical standards to which Malta has committed, please click on DSBB homepage
​Abbreviations used:​ ​NSO ​National Statistics Office
​N/A ​not available
​Unless otherwise indicated, data are not seasonally adjusted.
 
 REAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous NSO News Time Series
description latest data data period data Releases
 GDP at current prices  Euro millions Q4/21 3,775.2    3,803.4    037/2022​​ 01/03/2022​​
 GDP at constant prices  Euro millions Q4/21   3,330.3    3,357.5   
01/03/2022​​
 Production Index  2015=100 Mar/22 101.2    97.7    083/2022​​​​ 11/05/2022​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 Employment5  Persons Q4/21 274,110    268,987    043/2022​ 14/03/2022​​​​
 Unemployment5  Persons Q4/21 8,927    9,897       
 Wages/Earnings5  Euro Q4/21 19,361    19,622       
 Consumer Price Index  2015=100 Apr/22 112.5    108.5    087/2022  18/05/2022​​​​​​​
 Producer Price Index  2015=100 Mar/22
116.8    115.9    075/2022  29/04/2022​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 FISCAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous NSO News Time Series
description latest data data period data Releases
 General Government Operations          67/2022​​​
 22​/0​4/2022​​
 Revenue  Euro millions 2021 5,453.3    4,813.4       
 Expenditure  Euro millions 2021
6,614.9    6,051.1       
   Interest payments  Euro millions 2021
167.5    172.5       
 Net lending(+)/borrowing (-)  Euro millions 2021
-1,161.7    -1237.7       
 Net acquisition of financial assets  Euro millions 2021 389.1    71.4       
   Currency and deposits  Euro millions 2021 83.9    -192.8        
   Debt securities   Euro millions 2021 3.0    -0.1        
   Loans  Euro millions 2021
43.8    -16.1       
   Equity and investment fund shares
   
Insurance, pensions and standardised guarantee
   schemes
 Euro millions
 Euro millions
2021
2021
53.7   
0.0   
32.7   
0.0   
   
   Financial derivatives  Euro millions 2021 0.0    0.0       
   Other accounts receivables  Euro millions 2021
204.7    247.7       
 Net incurrence of liabilites  Euro millions 2021 1,487.3    1,330.2       
   Currency and deposits  Euro millions 2021
 98.2    93.1       
   Debt securities   Euro millions 2021
912.3    1,067.4   ​
     
   Loans  Euro millions 2021 311.3   
138.2   
   
   Equity and investment fund shares
   Insurance, pensions and standardised guarantee
   schemes
 Euro millions
 Euro million
2021
2021
0.0   
17.3   
0.0   
0.0   
   
   Financial derivatives  Euro millions 2021
0.0    0.0       
   Other accounts payables  Euro millions 2021
148.2    31.5       
 Statistical discrepancy, if relevant  Euro millions 2021 -63.5    21.1       
             
 Central Government Operations1           29/04​/2022​​​​​​​
 Revenue Euro millions Mar/22
313.4    404.0   
 
 Expenditure Euro millions Mar/22 604.3    418.5   
   
 Cash surplus (+) / deficit (-) Euro millions Mar/22
-209.9    -14.4       
 Net acquisition of financial assets, excluding cash Euro millions Mar/22
0.0    0.0   
   
 Net incurrence of liabilities Euro millions Mar/22
-0.5    236.8       
 Net cash inflow, financing activities Euro millions Mar/22
  -0.5    236.8       
 Net change in the stock of cash Euro millions Mar/22
-291.5    222.4     
 Statistical discrepancy, if relevant Euro millions Mar/22
0.0    0.0       
             
 Central Government Debt2         End of period position 30/03/2022​​​​​​​​​​​
 Total Gross Central Government Debt Euro millions Q4/21 8,282.1   
7,988.0       
   Currency and Deposits Euro millions Q4/21
568.4    469.0   
   
   Debt securities Euro millions Q4/21
6,842.0    6,651.7   
   
      Short-term Euro millions Q4/21
576.9    690.5       
      Long-term Euro millions Q4/21
6,265.1    5,961.2   
   
   Loans Euro millions Q4/21
871.6    867.3   
   
      Short-term Euro millions Q4/21
32.9    32.9   
   
      Long-term Euro millions Q4/21
838.7    834.5   
   
 Guaranteed debt Euro millions Q4/21
1,197.9   ​ 1,202.3   
   
 FINANCIAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous Time Series
description latest data data period data
 Analytical accounts of the banking sector       Banking Sector 
 Contribution to Euro-area M3            
 Narrow money (or M1) Euro millions Mar/22
21,563.3    21,028.4   
   
 Intermediate Money (or M2) Euro millions Mar/22
25,500.2   
24,982.4   
   
 Broad Money (or M3) Euro millions Mar/22
25,464.7    24,941.8   
   
 Credit Counterpart Euro millions Mar/22
21,549.5    21,386.9   
   
    Residents of Malta Euro millions Mar/22
17,557.2    17,446.7   
   
      General government Euro millions Mar/22
4,795.1    4,681.9   
   
      Other Euro millions Mar/22
12,762.1    12,764.9   ​
   
    Residents of Euro-area Euro millions Mar/22
3,992.4    3,940.2   
   
      General government Euro millions Mar/22
2,038.6    2,031.5   
   
      Other Euro millions Mar/22
1,953.8    1,908.6   
   
 External counterpart (net) Euro millions Mar/22
4,820.2    5,191.7   
   
 Other counterparts (net) Euro millions Mar/22
905.1   ​ 1,636.7   
   
 
 Analytical accounts of the central bank      
   Central Bank
 Currency Issued Euro millions Apr/22
1,626.1   ​
1,613.0   
   
 Deposit Liabilities Euro millions Apr/22
338.7    282.1   
   
 Credit Counterpart Euro millions Apr/22
2,363.2   ​
2,347.6   
   
    Residents of Malta Euro millions Apr/22
1,827.7    1,816.2   
   
      General government Euro millions Apr/22
1,815.5    1,804.1   
   
      Other Euro millions Apr/22
12.2    12.1   
   
    Residents of Euro-area Euro millions Apr/22
535.5    531.4   
   
      General government Euro millions Apr/22
242.2      233.2   
   
      Other Euro millions Apr/22
293.3   ​ 298.1   
   
 External counterpart (net) Euro millions Apr/22
 1,844.4   
1,880.7   
 
 Other counterparts (net) Euro millions Apr/22
2,242.7   
2,333.1   
   
 
 Interest Rates            Interest Rates
 Weighted average lending rate   Mar/22
3.2    3.2       
 Weighted average deposit rate   Mar​/22
0.2    0.2       
 Treasury Bill 3-months  rate http://www.centralbankmalta.org/treasury-bills
 Government securities (ISMA yields) http://www.centralbankmalta.org/malta-government-stocks
 Main refinancing operations of the ECB http://www.ecb.int/home/html/index.en.html
 
Financial Soundness Indicators
 Stock Market: Share Price Index http://www.borzamalta.com.mt/
 EXTERNAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous NSO News Time Series
description latest data data period data Releases
 Balance of Payments         044/2022​  05/04/2022​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 Current account Euro millions Q4/21 -224.9    -226.6       
   Exports of goods and services Euro millions Q4/21 4,710.6    4,748.3       
   Imports of goods and services Euro millions Q4/21 4,584.0    4,612.4       
   Net primary income Euro millions Q4/21 -319.0    -325.1       
   Net secondary income Euro millions Q4/21 -32.4    -37.4       
 Capital account3 Euro millions Q4/21 3.9    63.1       
 Financial account3 Euro millions Q4/21 -578.4    -11.1       
 Direct investment assets3 Euro millions Q4/21 -1,459.8    -1,464.6       
 Direct investment liabilities3 Euro millions Q4/21 893.5    1,107.0       
 Portfolio investment assets3 Euro millions Q4/21 1,901.3    1,763.7       
 Portfolio investment liabilities3 Euro millions Q4/21 104.3    108.8       
 Net financial derivatives3 Euro millions Q4/21 -141.4    -49.2       
 Other investment assets3 Euro millions Q4/21 1,071.7    376.7       
 Other investment liabilities3 Euro millions Q4/21 663.0    -388.0       
 Reserve assets3 Euro millions Q4/21 -289.3    190.1       
  Net errors and omissions Euro millions Q4/21 -357.4    152.4       
 
 International Reserves (Official Reserve Assets)         Official Reserves
 Foreign currency reserves Euro millions Apr/22 782.6    887.7   
   
 IMF reserve position Euro millions Apr/22
51.8    50.6   
   
 SDRs Euro millions Apr/22
316.7    309.5   
   
 Gold Euro millions Apr/22
2.7    2.6   
   
 Other reserve assets Euro millions Apr/22
-19.7    -8.2   
   
 
 Data Template on International Reserves and
 Foreign Currency Liquidity
Euro millions Mar/22
1,242.2    1,041.7    Reserves Template
 
 Merchandise Trade (Foreign Trade)         081/2022​​​  10/05/2022​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 Trade balance Euro millions Mar/22 -246.3    -216.0    Cut-off date 01/05/2022
 Total merchandise exports (f.o.b.) Euro millions Mar/22
307.2    332.5    Data for the previous month are as on cut-off date.
 Total merchandise imports (c.i.f.) Euro millions Mar/22
553.5    548.5     
 
 International investment position         20/04/2022​​​​​​
   International Investment Position, net Euro millions Q4/21 7,697.0    7,942.2    Previous period refers to Q3/2021
 Assets Euro millions Q4/21
269,030.1    266,487.4   
   Direct investment Euro millions Q4/21 71,637.0    71,720.4       
   Portfolio investment Euro millions Q4/21 134,532.8    132,801.0       
     Equity and investment fund shares Euro millions Q4/21 120,707.7    118,927.0       
     Debt securities Euro millions Q4/21 13,825.1    13,874.0       
   Financial derivatives and employee stock options 4 Euro millions Q4/21 948.7    954.3       
     Other investment Euro millions Q4/21 60,900.1    59,996.1       
     Reserve assets Euro millions Q4/21 1,011.5    1,015.6       
 Liabilities Euro millions Q4/21 261,333.2    258,545.2       
     Direct investment Euro millions Q4/21 217,496.6   ​
215,176.3   
   
     Portfolio investment Euro millions Q4/21 4,735.6    4,685.0   
   
      Equity and investment fund shares Euro millions Q4/21 3,826.4    3,785.6   
   
      Debt securities Euro millions Q4/21 909.2    899.5   
   
   Financial derivatives and employee stock options 4 Euro millions Q4/21 818.8    810.0   
   
   Other investment Euro millions Q4/21 38,282.2    37,873.8   
   
 
 External Debt Euro millions Q4/21 93,183.3    91,823.8    Central Bank of Malta
end of period position
 
 Exchange Rates http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/exchange/eurofxref/html/index.en.html
 
 Population Persons 2019 514,564    493,559     10/07/2020​​​
1 Comprises the operation of the consolidated and the sinking fund
2 Derived from the NSO News Release 'Quarterly Accounts for General Government'
3 Increases in assets and liabilities are shown as positive, while decreases are shown as negative
4 Financial derivatives (other than reserves) and employee stock options
5 
Figures provided for Q2 2020 show a drop in employment and salary amounts over the previous quarter and an increase in unemployment levels over the same period.  These changes are being brought about by the impact of COVID-19 on the national labour market.​
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